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Old 01-29-2014, 06:08 AM
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Truck died while driving.. No power at all...

I was driving to work this morning in my 2004 6L 200k miles. As i was driving the motor died and everything went out... All the electrical. Truck wouldnt even turn over. None of the gauges work, headlights dont come on... nothing. Its been having hard starts and I was leaning towards the FICM but could the FICM cause this or could it be sommething as dumb as a loose battery terminal? Never seen a truck die like that. Really need some help...
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:29 AM
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Probably battery or cable. When voltage drops below 8vlt the PCM and FICM quit working which means everything they control quits working also.
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nothing would come on at all after it died out on me. Even with the key on the ON position the glow plugs dont fire up or anything.
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I've had this happen on a old Chevy once. The lead to the starter got to close to the exhaust and shorted out and shut everything off. It caused such bad corrosion on the battery terminal that there was no power to the truck. I cleaned the connections and taped up the bad spot and she fired right up. It's worth a shot. Hope this helps.


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worth a shot.. hopefully it stops snowing here soon so i can get under the hood and check it out...
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If that is the case I would get all new cables and battery's. I just did the tape job as a quick fix to get me home


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